The Great Johnny Adams R&B Album

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All Music Guide - Mark Deming
They didn't call the late Johnny Adams "the Tan Canary" for nothing -- the man had one of the finest and most graceful voices in soul music, and unlike many R&B artists who earned some early success and cruised at half-speed into a latter-day career on a roots-friendly indie label, Adams' voice and his instincts about what to do with it actually improved with the passage of time. Between 1984 and 1998, Adams cut nine albums for Rounder Records, and you could compile several very listenable compilations from his output for the label -- which is what Rounder has done, in a sense, as they've put together two CDs from his work for the label, one devoted to blues-oriented ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mark Deming
They didn't call the late Johnny Adams "the Tan Canary" for nothing -- the man had one of the finest and most graceful voices in soul music, and unlike many R&B artists who earned some early success and cruised at half-speed into a latter-day career on a roots-friendly indie label, Adams' voice and his instincts about what to do with it actually improved with the passage of time. Between 1984 and 1998, Adams cut nine albums for Rounder Records, and you could compile several very listenable compilations from his output for the label -- which is what Rounder has done, in a sense, as they've put together two CDs from his work for the label, one devoted to blues-oriented material and this, which is focused on great soul numbers. Some have said that Adams' artful phrasing made him seem more like a jazz vocalist than a typical soul man, and the best of his work makes the argument seem reasonable. And like a jazz artist, Adams had a gift for interpreting material made famous by others -- Adams may not have been the first guy to record "You Don't Miss Your Water," "Neither One of Us," or "I Feel Like Breaking Up Somebody's Home," but his versions on this disc give them the firm stamp of his own musical personality. Producer Scott Billington was behind the board for all of Adams' Rounder releases, and these 12 songs confirm he was a sympathetic collaborator who created excellent settings for Adams that boosted his soulful energy without getting in the way. This is hardly the definitive Johnny Adams collection, but soul fans looking for a way into his Rounder catalog -- as well as anyone who loves great R&B singing -- will find this very useful indeed.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/18/2006
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661218321
  • Catalog Number: 612183
  • Sales rank: 54,793

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Johnny Adams Primary Artist, Vocals
Walter "Wolfman" Washington Guitar, Soloist
Dr. John Piano, Hammond B3, Piano, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano
Duke Robillard Guitar
Tony Dagradi Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Ponder Guitar
David Torkanowsky Piano, Keyboards
George Jackson Conga
Wilbert "Junkyard Dog" Arnold Drums
David Barard Bass
Charles Elam III Background Vocals
Herman V. Ernest III Percussion, Drums
Elaine Foster Background Vocals
Lisa Foster Vocals, Background Vocals
Sharon Foster Background Vocals
Darrel Francis SR. Bass
Ernie Gautreau Valve Trombone
Edward "Kidd" Jordan Baritone Saxophone
Clyde Kerr Trumpet
Craig Klein Trombone
Renard Poché Guitar
George Porter Jr. Bass, Bass Guitar
Shannon Powell Drums
Bill "Foots" Samuel Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Joe Saulsbury Jr. Alto Saxophone
Jamil Sharif Trumpet
James Singleton Bass
Dr. Lonnie Smith Hammond Organ, Hammond B3
Jim Spake Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Scott Thompson Trumpet
Michael Toles Guitar
Eric Traub Tenor Saxophone
Terry Tullos Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Alvin "Red" Tyler Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Johnny Vidacovich Drums
Craig Wroten Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Charlie Miller Trumpet
Ed Petersen Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
John Hiatt Composer
Bobby Charles Composer
Tony Joe White Composer
Dan Penn Composer
Scott Billington Producer
David Farrell Engineer
Timothy Matthews Composer
Spooner Oldham Composer
Doc Pomus Composer
Wardell Quezergue Arranger
Bill "Foots" Samuel Horn Arrangements
Jim Weatherly Composer
Jonathan Wyner Mastering
Mac Rebennack Composer, Producer
Tom Beaver Composer
Butch Dillon Composer
Marco Giovino Composer
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